The Natural Resources Commission will meet on October 13 in Des Moines

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Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., October 13, in the Wallace State Office Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 502 East Ninth Street, Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

The public can participate remotely either by videoconference at https://meet.google.com/sco-mbns-qva or by phone by dialing 442-242-3609 a few minutes before the start of the game. When prompted, enter the PIN code 883 789 392 followed by the # key.

NRC members are Margo Underwood, Marcus Branstad, Laura Hommel, Tom Prickett, Laura Foell, Uriah Hansen and Tammi Kircher. The director of the DNR is Kayla Lyon.

Anyone attending the public meeting with special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942 , or [email protected] .gov, and advise of specific needs.

Here is the agenda for the October 13 meeting.

  • Approval of the agenda
    • Consent Agenda (* in the agenda indicates the proposed consent agenda item)
    • *Lumber sales contract with Kendrick, Inc. (Big Mill WMA) – Jackson County
    • *Timber sales contract with Ben Bruggeman for the Yellow River State Forest
    • *Public Lands Management Project: Management Agreement, Lake Manawa State Park Seawall – Pottawattamie County – Council Bluffs
    • * Beeds Lake State Park – Pit Latrines, Franklin County
    • * Beeds Lake State Park – Replace Dump Station, Franklin County
    • * Botna Bottoms WMA, brush clearing, levee repair and WCS – Fremont County

  • Approve the minutes of the September 7 meeting
  • Director’s remarks
  • Division Administrator Notes
  • Recommendations from the 2023 NRC meeting
  • Donations
  • Chapter 23, Program for the promotion of wildlife habitats with local entities; Chapter 27, Land and Water Conservation Fund Program; Chapter 29, Local Recreational Infrastructure Grant Program; Chapter 30, Cost-Sharing and Subsidy Programs for Waters; Chapter 33, Resource Protection and Enhancement Program: County, City, and Private Open Space Grant Programs; and Chapter 35, Fish Habitat Promotion for County Conservation Boards – Notice of Proposed Action
  • REAP City Parks and Open Space Grants – Fiscal Year 23
  • REAP County Grants – Fiscal Year 23
  • REAP Public Cost-Shared Private Grants – FY23
  • Contract with Iowa State University (Shovelnose Sturgeon Research)
  • *Timber Sales Agreement with Kendrick, Inc., Big Mill Wildlife Management Area – Jackson County
  • *Timber sales contract with Ben Bruggeman for the Yellow River State Forest
  • Contract with Mechanical Comfort, Inc.
  • * Public Land Management Project: Management Agreements, Lake Manawa State Park Seawall – Pottawattamie County – Council Bluffs
  • Public Land Acquisition Projects
  • Green Island Wildlife Management Area, Jackson County – Doring Corporation
  • Kirke Woods Wildlife Management Area, Madison County – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF)
  • Riverton Wildlife Management Area, Fremont County – INHF
  • Chapter 30 – Cost-Sharing and Water Grants Program, Water Trail Development Program Grant Recommendations
  • Contract Amendment-2 with Rachel Contracting, LLC (Otter Creek Lake)
  • Construction – Major projects
  • Lake Macbride State Park North Shore Parking Extension – Johnson County
  • Lake Ahquabi State Park, Beach & Refuge Restrooms – Warren County
  • Geode State Park, Rebuild Beach/Boat Ramp Parking Lot – Henry County
  • * Beeds Lake State Park – Pit Latrines, Franklin County
  • * Beeds Lake State Park – Replace Dump Station, Franklin County
  • * Botna Bottoms WMA, brush clearing, levee repair and WCS – Fremont County
  • General Discussion
    • NRC Discussion on Administrative Law Judge Case

Next meeting November 10 in Polk County

For the complete agenda and program of visits, go to www.iowadnr.gov/nrc

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